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superintendents, six chiefs and five cokes. -- cooks. oh, no cooks./ 4 ayes, 2 nays, approve a contract for one assistant principal by a vote of 6-core. -- 6-4. 4 ayes, 3 nays, approved the contract for one principals. men did not approve the contract for one program administrator. the approved lenders for tw -- they approved two assistant
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principals. one supervisor, when executive director. the board approves the expulsion of one middle school student. this is the closed session read out for may 8, 2012 that happened earlier today. the board approved the expulsion of one middle school students. it approved a the stipulated expulsion agreement with one high school student. it approved of the contracts for two principles administrator. the board approved it will not
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renew one assistant superintendent. other items, the acceptance of gifts. the meeting is adjourned.
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supervisor mar: good afternoon, everyone. my name is eric mar, the chairman of the committee. to my right is supervisor cohen, to the left is supervisor wiener. we're joined by president chiu. >> completed copies or documents should be submitted to the clerk. items will appear on the may 15 board of supervisors agenda. supervisor mar: i would like to give crops to s -- props to sfgtv. i believe item no. 4 might be
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continued at the cult of the sponsor. we will come to that in a moment. >> amending the transportation code to eliminate restrictions on clarifying the -- it is a violation. president chiu: today, i have an ordinance that will hopefully end one of the great mysteries of muni. the question of why there are some doors on buses that can't be used to get onto buses. this amends division 12 allow riders to board the doors as long as they have proof of payment. hopefully this is a proposal that will help speed up muni.
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it has to become more efficient for us to have a world-class transportation system. this effort sounds simple, but it has been a long time coming. it is a test that never happened, the rear-door boarding. groups like the san francisco transit riders union pushed toward that, and i hope that it will become a reality. we have one minor amendment that we need to make on page 2 of the ordinance to add of the word cable car. a reliable streetcar, motor coach, charlie, etc.. -- cable car, etc. >> thank you very much,
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president chiu. ed riskin, director of transportation. i have a chance -- a presentation here that was given to the mta board a week ago and received a there unanimous consent to recommend this to you, to the board of supervisors. i would be happy to answer any questions the u.s. to the public may raise. we are undertaking a number of things. it is another tool that we are getting ready to employ.
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it would make us the first in the country to go to boarding of all vehicles. the reason for doing yet, and maybe it makes sense here is that we have a very high number of boarding at any given time period. we are at the top of there with new york in terms of the frequency of boarding. it has a measurable impact on the speed of the system. it is really the essence of what we're trying to do.
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it is to allow people in an organized way to be able to go through the back door and not have to queue up at the front door. there is a change in behavior, and it is legitimizing current behavior, which is commonsensical solutions. it will be a mockup of the site age - - signage. we are looking at universal sides that will change that messaging to the public.
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we will be working with the media and through various outreach mechanisms. and really why we are doing this is to make the system work better. while this is not a pilot, it is something that we will be monitoring very closely. we are bringing in any changes, operational revenue very carefully and we will look at it
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carefully as needed. it would recommend removing current restrictions and reaffirmed the policy on board. i would be happy to answer any questions. >> i have heard different complaints that the standard scanners sometime malfunction. it looks like to scan and and then transfer. is the equipment operating
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function need to make the system work? >> we were an early adopter of the clipper system. people would go on and see that there would be a red light or it would not be functioning. it was a big problem for the potential revenue loss and it also makes inspection very difficult. the responsibility to fix that they did last august. that legacy of the early implementation, by and large, the reliability of those units is very high.
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we measure and to monitor those on a daily basis. supervisor wiener: thank you for bringing this forward, i want to complement the agency for making tangible steps to look forward. and the hare inspectors and the other part of it. they have been doing robust community outreach. i think that it is terrific and i thank you for your leadership on this. >> on the extremely long buses, it seems it will help in the long blocked areas.
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if there are no other questions -- president chiu: i do have a technical amendment, adding the word of "cable car."
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>> can we move this forward? >> item two, approving. as a nation -- >> think you for this opportunity. i came before you last year and you designated for six months of these two spaces off of stockton street. these spaces came about because of the central subway construction that has adversely impacted seven spaces that we have half of stockton. i am here today to ask you to
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extend or read designate for another six months the two spaces on post street. and if necessary, i will come back six months from now. but we will see what happens with the central subway construction. supervisor mar: is there anyone from the public that would like to speak? can we move this forward without objection? ms. miller, please call item no. 3. >> resolution approving an agreement for an easement. supervisor mar: the sponsor is supervisor cohen. john updike? supervisor cohen: thank you, mr. updike. >> thank you, supervisor cohen. acting director of real estate.
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i'm joined by the mayor's office of housing that will give you the overview of the project. i will speak to you about the technical aspects of the item before you today. the location here is tat 1 kashmire, an overall shot of the location. a more particular look and the area impacted by this proposed easement runs right here on the edge of the cul de sac. simply put, what we have about 850 square feet of these men to be granted. it is determined as part of the resolution before you today is granting -- if it furthers the public interest and therefore, there is no cost involved in the transfer.
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it is a perpetual easement, but it includes the right to terminate has the terms of conditions are brief in some way. so that, in a nutshell, is the real estate item, and i think john can give you some contact has to why this is before you today. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i am the project manager, and most of you are probably familiar with hunters view, a redevelopment of an existing hubble housing project. the easement 04 you will provide a long-term access to a maintenance of kashmire connection, there will be landscaping and lighting that will cut back the stocks in two
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different neighborhoods. kind of eliminating the isolation that currently exists. it connects hunters a view to the other area. it can act in three ways. it seeks a greater level of social interconnectedness. that leverage is non-city funding sources by 2.5 to 1. the city provided about $200,000, the state $500,000. and it provides connections were people can learn where to go. supervisor mar: is there anyone from the public that would like to speak? public comment is closed. colleagues, let's move this
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forward without objection. any objection? with recommendation, yes. thank you. the last item on our agenda is item 4. please call item 4. >> hearing on the municipal transit agency's progress on improving taxi service. supervisor wiener: we, at the request of the mta, would like to move to continue this item to june 11. that is the motion that i make. supervisor mar: left open this up for public comment before acting on that motion. is there anyone that would like to speak? supervisor wiener: sorr yoy you had to come out. supervisor mar: can we continue
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this until june 11 at the urging of the supervisor? is there any other business before us? >> no. supervisor mar: meeting adjourned.
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